OK, El Alacrán is here. To stay. This was my first Alacrán experience. Now I understand what the buzz about him is all about. The kid looked awesome against a really good rival. Takashi Miura is no walk in the park. Actually, Miguel Berchelt paid dearly for the aggressive moments he did have in the fight. A lot of times he punished the Japanese veteran, but he had to pay a healthy dose of leather as a fee. We all have to bear in mind that Alacrán seemed to cruise against a beast.
Editor’s note: Apologies for the shorter than usual mailbag, folks. I’m on family vacation this week and thus not able (nor allowed to) spend as much time behind my laptop as I normally would during such a busy week in boxing. But I hope you enjoy this half-sized bag. Floyd makes himself look like an a$$ the way he is acting, but I know he is laughing all the way to the bank, it is what it is.
2017 is going to be the best year for boxing in well over a decade. I can’t recall one since the turn of the century that has done as well after six months, and the six still to come look better. We will get an undisputed 10 stone champion when Bud Crawford and Julius Indongo meet on 19 August. Bud is one of my favorite active fighters to watch, and I think he has the goods to make some serious noise over the long haul, but I still find myself pulling for the Blue Machine as an underdog story.
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